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Old 10-15-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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Hitch Set up - Reese Pro 1000 (#49903)

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GMC Canyon - Mini Lite 21009S

Hitch set up by dealer.
Front fender raised 1/4"
Rear down 1/4/"

Trailer sits level, but lost 140 lbs on front axle. Everything else load wise is fine axle weights, tongue weights, etc.

Should I adjust hitch due to weight loss on front axle?
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:17 PM   #2
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GMC Canyon - Mini Lite 21009S

Hitch set up by dealer.
Front fender raised 1/4"
Rear down 1/4/"

Trailer sits level, but lost 140 lbs on front axle. Everything else load wise is fine axle weights, tongue weights, etc.

Should I adjust hitch due to weight loss on front axle?


Per the Canyon ownerís manual, the WDH should be adjusted to return the front to the same height when hitched as it is when unhitched. If you can add that 1/4Ē back without much effort then it would be good to try, but with that little difference front to rear I wouldnít be too worried.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Would adjusting another link do that or would I need to reset the hitch ball? Currently on 3rd link.
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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Would adjusting another link do that or would I need to reset the hitch ball? Currently on 3rd link.
Wouldn't hurt to try another link, beyond that I couldn't tell you since I don't use that kind of WDH with my Canyon and trailer.

If you do another link and end up with the rear level or raised then I would go back to the way you had it, better to have more weight on the rear and a little light on the front than to over-adjust and have too little weight in the rear as that makes it a lot easier to jackknife suddenly.
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Not sure which year Canyon the OP has but the 2018 Canyon/Colorado now only recommends recovering half the distance at the fender.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:53 PM   #6
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Not sure which year Canyon the OP has but the 2018 Canyon/Colorado now only recommends recovering half the distance at the fender.


There is no functional/mechanical change between my 2017 and 2018 that would cause that change, if thatís the case then thatís a printed change only.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:00 PM   #8
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GMC Canyon - Mini Lite 21009S

Hitch set up by dealer.
Front fender raised 1/4"
Rear down 1/4/"

Trailer sits level, but lost 140 lbs on front axle. Everything else load wise is fine axle weights, tongue weights, etc.

Should I adjust hitch due to weight loss on front axle?
I had almost same numbers with mine...different brand of hitch. I added one washer to tip the ball back and kept the same link on chains. Brought the steer axle within 40lbs.
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There is no functional/mechanical change between my 2017 and 2018 that would cause that change, if thatís the case then thatís a printed change only.
This change is probably to gain understeer margin, GM and Ford are both recommending this now on half tons. I think your setup sounds pretty good with not quite retuning to unloaded front height. Much safer than over adjusted.
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